Windows 11 will soon get a tablet-friendly taskbar

Updated: Mar 4



Microsoft has reportedly started tests for a more tablet-friendly taskbar. It looks like Microsoft has done quite a job in making it look more simple.


With all the app icons, Widgets, search bar and the Start button being hidden now, it gives the taskbar a simple and elegant look. While the tablet is in use, the taskbar is hidden by default, for more screen space, of course. Also, a swipe-up will make the entire taskbar, along with the Start button, search, widgets and app icons visible, and much easier to tap.


As claimed by a Windows Insider team, the taskbar modifications “should make it easier for you to discover and engage with new widgets and news content through your feed”.



“This release focuses on making widgets discoverable from the feed and over time we plan to make the feed even more personalized.”


Microsoft’s Windows and device’s Chief, Panos Panay, reports that Microsoft will go on adding new features to Windows 11, rather than pushing it up a big annual release.


Panay further adds “Over time, you’ll see us release new features into Windows 11 for end users more frequently in addition to our annual update. We will leverage the variety of update mechanisms we have in place, including servicing and Microsoft Store updates. Our goal is to deliver continuous innovation, providing you with the best experiences year-round.”